1. Different Types of Buff
Generally 3 main types of buff
2. Breaking NPC defense and Buff
For those who passed Chaos map, you realize that other than your main hero. Your other heroes started to give very little damage to the NPCs. That is because every NPC has a minimum damage required to cause significant damage. Lets term this as minimum damage required or MDR for short.
There is a MDR for every NPC for every type of attack (ie. STA, TCA and COM).
Some key MDR notes:
God Zhang Fei: (Modified based on ryan stats, red indicates quite firm)
To clear: To farm:
52k TCA 58k TCA
MH + OI + EX + SJ + Honor Guard
26k COM 28.5k COM
HS + MH + EX+ JY + ZGL
God Guo Jia:
To clear: To farm:
62k TCA 65k TCA
MH + OI + EX + SJ + Honor Guard
God Cao Ren:
To clear: To farm:
67k TCA 67.5k TCA
MH + OI + EX + SJ + Honor Guard
The MDR is not computed based on the percentage multiplier.
Its only based on the following:
Tech + Jade + Equipment + Research + (Flag+)
Flag% and Formation% is not included.
For illustration. I use my Sun Jian as an example.
Black Fire mount: 14561
Black Fire study: 6750
Black Fire skill (level 27): 2510
Tech (Normal) : 3950
Tech (Super): 7500
Flag+ : 3210
Arrow form%: 24%
Sun Jian Buff: 15%
Zhugeliang Buff: 15%
Please note. The MDR is not computed based on any % with the exception of Sun Jian buff.
Sun Jian buff is special. It is an addition buff and not a pure % buff.
In short, I should term this buff as capacity buff for future reference in this blog as reference from Huayu
Ie. my total TCA above is computed as such
TCA = (14561+6750+2510+3950+7500+8464+6979+3210)*1.15
= 53924 * 1.25
= 62012 (2nd hit onwards)
However to really farm a hero, example Zhang Fei. Please use the value before buff. Ie. 53924 can win Zhang Fei but unable to farm him
As mentioned, the TCA from Arrow Form, Flag%, Zhugeliang is not added.
However, please take note that those Chinese forum which writes recommended damage does not include Sun Jian buff. Ie. my damage is actually 53924 instead. Which is 8000 TCA less than recommended TCA for God Guo Jia.
In short, training one hero might be better off training multiple heroes. And + multiplier is just very much important compared to % multiplier.
Always aim to get Wei Yan at 4.3m prestige.
However do not stop invest and fortify until you get to the President level.
From then on, just fortify to maintain the prestige level.
Study is opened once you reached level 121. Always remember to do the 5 divines available everyday
The following table shows the number of relics and honors required to study to level 27
Edit 29 May 2015
There is a new patch to increase study level from level 27 to level 36.
Skills for Study 36 is as follows
Weapon: Adds COM% (Gold: 30)
Horse: Adds TCA% (30)
Book: Adds STA% (30)
Token: Adds Force (15000)
Satchet: Adds absolute attack + (2000)
Cape: Adds TCD% (30)
Armor: Adds DEF% (30)
5. Mass & Research
Mass and Research is opened once you reached level 121. 20 orders are given every day at 12am (GMT +8). This is not to be confused with the orders that you normally use.
Mass will look like this:
The Cao Cao image on the left with a golden frame is a mass within a mass. In short, we can call it a 121 mass.
For each heroes seen on the map, they will drop certain pages. These pages will combine to form various volumes later. The image below shows a typical drop of the hero Liu Bei
The cost for rushing and conquering are located : here
For more details, please click the Research tab
You can level up each of these volumes to the maximum of level 20.
6. Practice and Array
Practice and Array is available when your base reaches level 101
To make explanation easier, I start from explaining what Array is about.
Array is made out of 5 empty slots. At the start, only the Dragon slot is available. You can drag one hero to this array slot. All tactics/skills associated with the Dragon slot would be given to the hero. You can change another hero by replacing him with another hero.
After the Dragon slot reaches level 60, another Array would be opened (eg. Tiger).
To upgrade an array level, you need to upgrade 4 basic skills. Once 4 basic skills is upgraded, the array level will auto upgrade. Clicking the upgrade button below will bring you to the tactics or skill page. The skills is described below
Like mentioned, you can add skills to the Array used. In the picture below, it shows that the Dragon array has 6 skill slots. Lets term these skills as basic skills (Huayu termed this as tactics). As shown in the picture, you can add ATK, TCA, STA, STD, TCD and DEF. To upgrade them, simply click the basic skill you want. Example ATK (As shown below). The highlighted green circle indicates the selected basic skill. Upgrade by clicking the upgrade button on the right. Upgrade 4 of these basic skills to increase the level of the array slot. The upgrade is automatic.
Special skills are as such:
There are 12 special skills in total to choose from. Special skills are associated with the basic 6 skills you choose from. TCA, TCA%, STA, STA%, COM, COM%, Force, DEF% TCD% STD% FSP CRT
Please see the image above. I wasted 500 gold on the wrong TCA attack
To level all the stuff mentioned above, you need a thing called Practice. Practice gains Morale which comes in terms of Pride or Unit. To makes things easier, you just remember Pride as Orange and Unit as Blue. Your concern is only about Pride. Pride is used to upgrade Array form. Unit is used to exchange Pride.
You can collect these Pride and Unit with the Free Collection as shown in the bottom right corner.
The number of free collections is based on the following:
Level 101-109: 5 free collections
Level 110-119: 6 free collections
Level 120-129: 7 free collections
Level 130-139: 8 free collections
Level 140-149: 9 free collections
Level 150+: 10 free collections
1 key inspire would fully inspire every troop shown in the image (240 pride)
The image below shows the amount of Pride needed to increase Dragon array to level 60.
Please note, the maximum level is level 100 for each array. However every level 60 shall unlocked a new array.
Was updating the forum halfway but find it harder to locate the forum post.
Hence I post here instead:
Level 60 = 358Level 61 = 370
Level 62 = 382
Level 63 = 394
Level 64 = 407
Level 65 = 420
Level 66 = 434
Level 67 = 448
Level 68 = 463
Level 69 = 478
Level 70 = 494
Level 71 = 510
Level 72 = 527
Level 73 = 544
Level 74 = 562
Level 75 = 580
Level 76 = 599
Level 77 = 618
Level 78 = 638
Level 79 = 659
Level 86 = 825 pride
Image below shows the requirement to level the Special Skills. (Note special skills is also tied to the Array level)
Each day, you could get additional pride through the following feature.
The amount of pride is FIXED and as follows:
This Ally feature is enabled at the Practice screen
Once a person initiates Ally. Up to 7 persons MUST join in order to start.
It does not matter whether you created or join the Ally. Everyone gets the reward corresponding to their own level as stated on top.
The screen would look like this:
It will auto start once 7 people are available. You can initiate NPCs (non playing characters) if you do not have 7 ppl with Gold of course. Those that had taken part in Ally can help their friend take part as well for infinite number of times
The top left indicates the number of free tries. By default its one.
An email notification would be shown above after completion
8. Peacock Pavilion
The Peacock Pavilion system is opened once you reach level 30
You can access the feature in the new building here:
The first beauty opened will be Xiao Qiao. She is used to improve collection for silver.
In the picture it says improve levy silver +3000
To Know a beauty (ie. unlock the beauty) simply click on the "Req" button as shown in picture below represented by 结缘
You need 20 gold and level 30 to unlock her. Dun ask me why...
You can level up every girl. See the girl avatar on the left. It indicates the level of the beauty. It seems that for the silver bonus, it is activated by number of days with the expense of "charm". The activation is known as charm by Huayu. You need "Charm" to activate charm.
charm is represented by 开启x天 in picture below
Something like your 8 / 24hr training.
In picture belows, it shows that the player have 71 "charm" currently and can activate "1 day charm" at the expense of 50 "charms".
The image in the middle shows that Xiao Qiao experience improves +10 and drops "71 charm" after talk
You can talk 5 times a day for free.
Subsequently each talk is 2 gold for the next 5 times. Follow by 10 gold for the next 5.
You will get the following from talking to the girls:
1. "Charm", Represented by the : "Heart"
4. Jade coins, speedup orders etc etc..
The image below shows her giving 10 experience and 89 SPO
Details on the charms required for the various girls are written here:
Cai Wen Ji:
Sun Shan Xiang:
Training basic improve 220
Speedup experience 13200
Reduce COM damage%
Reduce TCA damage %
Reduce STA damage %
Improve STA damage%
Improve COM damage %
Improve TCA damage %
9. Stones and Flags
This is extracted from the Chinese website. Its only for high level VIP players.
Computation from level 6 flags onwards:
Please note that synthesizing higher level flags are only 100% with 2 stones
Level 6 flag:
Requires 9 level 4 flags, 27 level 2 stones.
Total Gold = 9N + 150*27
100% = 9N + 2*150*27
Level 7 flag:
Require 27 level 4 flags, 81 level 2 stones
Total Gold = 27N + 81*150 .
100% = 27N + 2*150*81
Level 8 flag:
Require 81 level 4 flags, 243 level 2 stones
Total Gold = 81N + 243*150
100% = 81N + 2*243*150
10. Out of Silver? (Contributed by Pat)
This is what i did when no KA to be hunt, and cannot push map on my clone.
1 more place good for getting silver, go to Beijiang "Wu Yan" if get "Lake Moon" can sell for 24866 silver
11. Development Notice
As I have mentioned in the forum. The development is capped at the current level +20.
See image below for self-explanatory reason:
12. Page Trading System
You can sell pages you do not like in this system.
White pages could be sold for 9 "Old scrolls"
Green pages could be sold for 18 "Old scrolls"
Blue pages for 27
Purple pages for 81
Buying pages takes slightly more:
White needs 10 "Old scrolls"
Green needs 20
Blue needs 30
Purple needs 90
13. Useful Reference Links
Here got levy answers, daily quest guide and 121 supermass explanation.